Fraunhofe Institute for Software and Systems engineering ISST

Industrial Information management
TU Dortmund IIM
German Economic Institut IW

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial engineering IAO
LEIBNIZ centre for European Economic research ZEW

News


Why data sharing pays off!

The new IEDS video explains why it’s worth participating in data sharing, how you can safely participate in data rooms, and how IEDS can help you do it!

IEDS at the Fraunhofer IuK Verbund event


Under the patronage of Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger, the Fraunhofer ICT Group cordially invites you to an innovation-oriented dialog on fair data economics on March 15, 2022. In addition to keynotes by Bettina Stark-Watzinger (Federal Minister of Education and Research) and Prof. Reimund Neugebauer (President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), the IEDS project will also be represented by Dr. Can Azkan, who will report on current work and results of the project!

IEDS on the LIONS Symposium

The interdisciplinary research project LIONS is building a research platform for exploring distributed ledger technology as a technology of digitalization to increase resilience and digital sovereignty. Among numerous other projects, the IEDS project will also present on the topic of cross-enterprise data exchange.

The Fraunhofer Report on Data Assessment is here!


As part of the IEDS project, the Fraunhofer Report on Data Assessment was published. The report presents various methods that organizations can use to efficiently evaluate their existing data in order to achieve optimal data-driven value creation! The report is written in German and freely available.

The IW Report “Einführung in Gaia-X” is here!


To leverage the benefits of the data economy while granting companies sovereignty over their data, the Gaia-X project was launched. This report describes the goals and setup of Gaia-X. It also examines what is needed for the project to succeed and how consumers will benefit.

IEDS is now on LinkedIn

You can now find Information on current events, studies and publications on our social media channels! 

Incentives and Economics of Data Sharing – IEDS

Project description

Ongoing digitization is transforming the economy and society at an ever faster pace. The proliferation of digital technologies and artificial intelligence is generating an immense flood of data that is disruptively changing today’s business models and turning data into a strategic resource. In addition to the shift from tangible to “smart” products and from controlling the physical value chain to controlling the data value chain, there is the fundamental shift in the digitized economy where innovation increasingly takes place in ecosystems. A data ecosystem is characterized by multiple relationships in a network of multiple actors such as organizations, companies, individuals, or technical components such as machines or software. Ecosystem actors share data across organizations in pursuit of common goals and values. The GAIA-X initiative is currently shaping a data infrastructure at the European level. It is intended to guarantee the sovereignty and trustworthiness of the participants in a data ecosystem for the interorganizational exchange of data. However, the right incentives and foundations for data exchange must also be in place in sovereign and secure data ecosystems. To this end, the project “Incentives and Economics of Data Sharing – IEDS”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, was launched.


Publications

The IEDS whitepaper “Incentive schemes and economics of data sharing” is out!

IEDS Whitepaper

The IEDS whitepaper is the first major publication of all consortium partners together! In this paper you will find the first results of the IEDS project as well as outlooks into further research around the topics of data sharing and data economy.


DataOps for Data Sharing

Our report shows how efficient and agile data management can be used to successfully participate in data sharing. In doing so, the DataOps practice shows ways to build standardized and automated data pipelines to make data provisioning faster and of higher quality!


DataOps for Data Sharing

To leverage the benefits of the data economy while granting companies sovereignty over their data, the Gaia-X project was launched. This report describes the goals and setup of Gaia-X. It also examines what is needed for the project to succeed and how consumers will benefit.


Data evaluation report

The evaluation of data can bring decisive advantages for companies in the areas of accounting, competition and data sharing. If you want to improve your value creation through data, you need to measure the impact of data on processes and their costs in order to make the associated management decisions!

Big Data Analytics and Productivity

Digitization in companies is leading to a significant increase in data volumes. The analysis and use of Big Data enables companies to use data as a strategic resource to create value. In our new publication, we examine the impact of Big Data analyses on productivity using empirical data!

The licensing of non-personal data

With digitization and the networking of services, products, customers and markets, data is becoming a key resource. From a legal perspective, therefore, access to data and the contractual possibility of granting it are increasingly coming to the fore.

Goals of the IEDS-Projekts


The aim of the project “Incentives and Economics of Data Sharing – IEDS” is to investigate the design of incentive systems for data sharing in an entrepreneurial context through interdisciplinary collaborative research. For this purpose, the topic of data sharing will be analyzed from different perspectives, such as technical and economic. Specifically, insights will be gained and mechanisms developed on how to incentivize organizations to participate in open and collaborative data networks.

Innovations are increasingly taking place in collaborative networks. However, various challenges arise in the emergence of data-based networks. In addition to solutions to legal and security challenges related to cross-company data exchange, approaches are also needed to create incentives for the various players to participate in these networks. Such incentives are necessary to do justice to the strategic importance of data for Germany and Europe and to enable companies to successfully participate in relevant initiatives, such as GAIA-X.

The project will identify requirements for holistic data strategies as well as data management that set the stage for companies to participate in interorganizational data exchange.

Our report shows how efficient and agile data management can be used to successfully participate in data sharing. In doing so, the DataOps practice shows ways to build standardized and automated data pipelines to make data provisioning faster and of higher quality!

Data-driven business models are business models that generate value significantly through data and accordingly require it as a central resource. The business model logic is to be used as an examination lens to analyze which value creation models promote and demand the interorganizational exchange of data.

The project additionally focuses on the survey of the status quo of the civil law regulatory framework, the sharing of data, especially with regard to the economic exploitation as well as incentive-related aspects.

The economic importance of data as well as the combinatorial value of different data points are further objects of investigation in the project. Successful approaches and process models will be developed to set the right incentive mechanisms in the ecosystem.

The evaluation of data can bring decisive advantages for companies in the areas of accounting, competition and data sharing. If you want to improve your value creation through data, you need to measure the impact of data on processes and their costs in order to make the associated management decisions!

Funding Details

Project start: 01. Mai 2021

Runtime: 36 Months

Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research 

Funding code: IEDS0001

Funding volume: ca. 5,0 Mio. €


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Your contact persons

Dr. Can Azkan

Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST

(Project management)

Emil-Figge Straße 91
44227 Dortmund
+49 231 976770

Dr. Frederik Möller

TU Dortmund – Industrial Information Management IIM

Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 2-4
44227 Dortmund
+49 231 755 8313

Dr. Henry Goecke

German Economic Institute

Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21
50668 Köln
+49 221 4981770

Prof. Dr. Irene Bertschek

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

L 7, 1
68161 Mannheim
+49 621 1235178

Dr. Holger Kett

Fraunhofer Institute fe for Industrial Engineering IAO

Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart
+49 711 97001